InfoAg 2013 will be held July 16-18 in Springfield, Ill., at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. InfoAg is a premier precision agriculture event for producers, consultants and all ag professionals. The schedule of speakers and topics continues to be filled in but organizers have promised the event will match previous events in content and quality.

For 2013, InfoAg will feature four tracks of concurrent sessions with two tracks repeating to allow attendees to hear more of the presentations while offering a wide variety of topics. Some of the presentation topics already confirmed are precision management and crop sensing, advantages of aggregating data, sensing nutrient stress issues, Adapt-N update, GIS for siting bioenergy crops, telemetry and fleet management and 4R fertilizer program adoption.

There will be two keynote speakers for this year's conference. Jim Whitt will address the group in the opening plenary session and David Zach will speak prior to the PrecisionAg luncheon. 

Witt’s introduction includes how as a speaker, consultant and author he has provoked people and organizations to reach their full potential. He is touted as provoking thought and laughter, “kind of a cross between Dr. Phil and Jeff Foxworthy.” As a consultant, his goal is to provoke leaders to create cultures where people are self-motivated, and he provides proven processes. 

Zach is one of a “handful of professionally trained futurists in the world,” according to his biography. He earned a master’s degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He has worked with more than 1,400 associations, corporations and colleges “offering insights on the personal and professional impact of strategic trends, delivering funny and thought-provoking messages on the future of technology, economics, business, education, demographics and society.” 

The tentative program is available on the website at www.infoag.org. Speakers have been invited for remaining sessions and will be included on the program as they are confirmed.

To register for InfoAg 2013, you can click: online registration is open.